J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2019 Feb;29(2):150-158
Department of Chemical Pathology and Clinical Endocrinology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Subclinical-hypothyroidism is identified as suboptimal thyroid hormonal production associated with mild TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) elevation. Though several non-thyroidal illness in the later stages, medications and dietary supplements may resemble SCH (subclinical-hypothyroidism), but mild persistent subnormal thyroidal pathologies are usually termed as SCH. This review briefly describes the various cardiovascular risk associations with subclinicalhypothyroidism and attempts to provide an insight into the risk and benefit association, which a patient faces once treated for SCH.